FESTIVAL GIRL

He’s not a young boy

he’s been around the block

he’s not a greenhorn

he know’s what’s comin’ down

and yet she leads him

out into the fields

and tries to show him

something else that’s real, and he says

 

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

BUT SHE’S HOLDING ON TO HER DREAMS

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

BUT SHE’S LOOKING AFTER THE STREAM

She’s for the best of all worlds

she is my festival girl

_

What was she doing

while he was running round

learning her sewing

tilling the stony ground

watching the birds fly

seeing where the bees suck

keeping her wings dry

waiting to run amuk, and he says

 

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

BUT SHE’S HOLDING ON TO HER DREAMS

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

BUT SHE’S LOOKING AFTER THE STREAM

She’s for the best of all worlds

she is my festival girl

_

She loves the hot sun, but she

hates her sticky clothes

she gives him warmth and

everything she knows

she’s got a question

for everything she sees

she’s got an answer

for everything he needs, and he sees

 

SHE’S GOT HER EARS WIDE OPEN, AND

HE’S TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH HER MIND

SHE’S GOT HER EARS WIDE OPEN, AND

HE’S TRYING TO KEEP IN WITH HER TIME

She’s for the best of all worlds

she is my festival girl

_

She flies the hour glass

from the side of her tent

was it worth waiting

till it’s nearly too late

he says: you could feed a family

on the cost of one of these

she says: you could feed a country

if you plant the right seeds

_

SHE’S GOT HER EARS WIDE OPEN, AND

HE’S TRYING TO KEEP UP WITH HER MIND

SHE’S GOT HER EARS WIDE OPEN, AND

HE’S TRYING TO KEEP IN WITH HER TIME

She’s for the best of all worlds

she is my festival girl

she is my festival girl

FESTIVAL GIRL

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